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ceres' bright spots
2015-05-11 13:17:04

This morning, NASA released an animated image of the dwarf planet taken by the Dawn spacecraft on May 3 and 4, giving us an even closer and more defined look at the mysterious bright spots--and even a few more hints as to what causes them.

2015-04-20 12:20:50

PASADENA, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has signed a sponsored research agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the development

2015-03-06 12:20:20

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.

PIA19143_hires
2015-03-06 11:01:58

This looks like a good spot. NASA picks the prime target for its next mission to Mars.

dawn ceres
2015-03-06 08:37:47

After a journey of more than 7 1/2 years, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was expected to enter orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, this morning.

curiosity rover
2015-03-04 13:03:46

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.

Dawn Ceres
2015-02-17 10:51:21

Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These images, taken Feb. 12 at a distance of 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet, pose intriguing questions for the science team to explore as the spacecraft nears its destination.

acidic mars curiosity
2015-02-07 10:30:41

Samples obtained by the Mars Rover Curiosity during recent drilling activity appear to indicate that acidic conditions were once present in the region of the Red Planet known as Mount Sharp, officials from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed on Thursday.

Saturn Cassini
2015-01-08 20:27:02

Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about 2 miles (4 kilometers).

robosimian
2015-01-02 09:59:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online RoboSimian, an ape-like robot designed by the boffins at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is set to square off against up to 18 other mechanical competitors next June as part of the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). The DARPA Robotics Challenge, created by the defense research group following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant accident in Japan, tasked some of the foremost robotics experts in...


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.